Comoros national football team

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Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Coelecantes
Association Fédération Comorienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Amir Abdou
Captain Ben Nabouhane
Top scorer Ahmed Sief, Youssouf M'Changama (2)
Home stadium Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA code COM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 155 Increase 7 (14 July 2016)
Highest 155 (July 2016)
Lowest 207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 197
Highest 196 (4 August 2011)
Lowest 208 (September 2003)
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
 Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros 
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros 
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Fédération Comorienne de Football.[1] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

History[edit]

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history. In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar.

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, in all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. Unfortunately, there has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competition records[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 -4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countries[edit]

As of September 4, 2011

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Lesotho 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3
 Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
 Malawi 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 -19
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5
 Namibia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 -10
 Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 -6
 Swaziland 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
14 Countries 40 4 6 30 21 96 −75

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Burkina Faso on 5 June 2016.[2]
Caps and goals updated as 27 March 2016 after the match against Botswana.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mahamoud Mroivili (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 30) 11 0 Comoros Coin Nord
1GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-19) 19 August 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Kayserispor
1GK Salimo Velonjara (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 27) 1 0 Comoros Fomboni

2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 29) 8 0 France Evian TG
2DF Kassim Ahamada (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 24) 4 0 France Beauvais
2DF Omar M'Dahoma (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 (age 28) 3 0 France Aubagne
2DF Djamalldine Bounou (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 (age 25) 1 0 France Côte Bleue
2DF Saïd Hachim 1 0 Comoros Ngaya Club
2DF Omar Mbapandza (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 France Ajaccio

3MF Arkane Mohamed (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 22) 7 0 France Beauvais
3MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 25) 7 0 France Béziers
3MF Faouz Faidine (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Comoros Fomboni
3MF Nakibou Aboubakari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 23) 2 0 France Saint-Brieuc
3MF Attoumane Alhadhur 1 0 Comoros Volcan Club
3MF Benhamadi Ybnou Charaf (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 33) 1 0 France Paulhan Pézenas
3MF Joseph Jacky 0 0 Comoros Bonbon Ndjéma

4FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 28) 11 1 Greece Veria
4FW Yacine Saandi (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 29) 7 1 Réunion Saint-Denis
4FW Youssouf Ahamadi (1982-07-27) 27 July 1982 (age 33) 7 0 France Belfort
4FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 27) 5 1 Greece Levadiakos
4FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 22) 5 0 France Nîmes
4FW Djamel Bakar (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 27) 2 0 France Montpellier
4FW Abdou Boinaheri (1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 27) 0 0 France Aubagne

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Comoros within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 25) 6 0 France Marseille Consolat v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
GK Said Halifa 1 0 Comoros Steal Nouvel v.  Uganda, 5 September 2015
GK Clément Daoudou (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 21) 0 0 France Granville v.  Burkina Faso, 13 June 2015

DF Ibrahim Rachidi (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 36) 13 0 France Marseille Consolat v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 24) 9 0 France Caen v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Salim Mramboini (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 31) 7 0 France Marseille Consolat v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 22) 4 0 France Orléans v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Mouhoussine Ali Ahmed 0 0 Comoros Steal Nouvel v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
DF Ibrahim Mchinda Madîhali (1988-11-16) 16 November 1988 (age 27) 4 0 France ES Pennoise v.  Ghana, 17 November 2015
DF Nakim Youssoufa (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2015

MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 25) 16 2 France Marseille Consolat v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
MF Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 26) 16 0 France Grenoble v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
MF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 32) 11 0 England Millwall v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 26) 6 0 Sweden Östersunds v.  Ghana, 17 November 2015
MF Samir Bertin d'Avesnes (1986-04-15) 15 April 1986 (age 30) 1 0 France Roye-Noyon v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2015
MF Fouad Rachid (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 24) 3 0 Luxembourg Fola Esch v.  Uganda, 5 September 2015
MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Free agent v.  Burkina Faso, 13 June 2015

FW Ahmed Mogni (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 24) 7 0 France Paris FC v.  Botswana, 27 March 2016
FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 29) 10 1 France Les Herbiers v.  Ghana, 17 November 2015
FW Issa Nazarali 5 0 Mauritius Cercle de Joachim v.  Uganda, 5 September 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "LES JOUEURS RETENUS POUR AFFRONTER LE BURKINA FASO.". Fédération de Football des Comores. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ [1]

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